Historic Documents - David Voogd

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. Answer: To give the American Revolution a more official purpose

1.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. Answer: Thomas Jefferson

1.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

1.3.1. Answer: 1776 - Present

1.4. 4. How is the document structured?

1.4.1. Answer: One statement, then signatures

1.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

1.5.1. Answer: 1. Tied colonies together 2. Slavery was excluded fro the final draft 3. Signed unanimously 4. Signed by 12 states, New York was unable to sign 5. Richard H. Lee called the idea

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. Answer: To create regulations for the Northwestern states entering the Union

2.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Answer: Rufus Putnam, Manasseh Cutler

2.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

2.3.1. Answer: 1787 - Present

2.4. 4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. Answer: 6 articles

2.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

2.5.1. Answer: 1. Helped form the Bill of Rights 2. banned slavery in those territories 3. Used as a basis for all new states 4. Based on a draft ordinance made by Jefferson 5. Was the basis for forming five states.

3. Constitution

3.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. Answer: To establish the federal government

3.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. Answer: James Madison

3.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

3.3.1. Answer: 1787 - Present

3.4. 4. How is the document structured?

3.4.1. Answer: Sections and Articles

3.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

3.5.1. Answer: 1. Considered the "Law of the land" 2. Established our modern government and policies 3. Longest lasting republican constitution 4. The Constitutional convention was private and not recorded by the public to avoid pressure 5. Many (esp. Federalists) considered it a bill of rights

4. Bill of Rights

4.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. Answer: To give the people general permanent rights

4.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. Answer: James Madison

4.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

4.3.1. Answer: 1791 - Present

4.4. 4. How is the document structured?

4.4.1. Answer: Amendments

4.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

4.5.1. Answer: 1. First 10 amendments to the Constitution 2. Originally 37 articles 3. 11 articles became amendments, the last one (article 2) being approved as the 27th amendment 4. Many didn't vote for the Constitution until the Bill was made 5. Based on many other documents in history, supposedly filtering the best and most necessary

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. Answer: Influence the votes in favor of the Constitution

5.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. Answer: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

5.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

5.3.1. Answer: 1787 - 1788

5.4. 4. How is the document structured?

5.4.1. Answer: Essays

5.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

5.5.1. Answer: 1. Printed in The Independent Journal and New York Packet 2. Was made in defense for the Anti-Federlist Papers 3. Rapidly printed three to four articles a week 4. Who wrote what articles is still debated 5. Eventually opposed the Bill of Rights

6. Anti-Federalist Papers

6.1. 1. What Is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. Answer: To oppose the Constitution

6.2. 2. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. Answer: Was written by a number of unknown authors

6.3. 3. What time frame was/is the document significant?

6.3.1. Answer: 1787 - 1788

6.4. 4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. Answer: They are not structured

6.5. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

6.5.1. Answer: 1. Not organized, unlike the federalists 2. Most authors are anonymous 3. Not fully collected and published until 1965 4. Failed to stop the Constitution's abolishment 5. Did convince the Convention to make a bill of rights